Spirituality Into Your WorkplaceApril 25, 2014
It is true that spirituality can be present in everything you do, including your work day. Do you feel as though your work life could do with a more spiritual approach? Do you feel as though your work environment lacks energy and inspiration? Spirituality in the workplace can decrease stress levels, offer a more peaceful environment and give you and your team the daily motivation you need for success.
You can bring spirituality into your workplace in a variety of ways and it can actually improve performance levels and business production on a daily basis. Your work team may feel a new sense of inspiration and direction, as well as a new sense of dedication in getting their work done in an efficient manner every day.
Here are some excellent ways to encourage spirituality in the workplace which may offer you and your colleagues a new found sense of hope when they feel drained and overworked.
Drop Old Beliefs and Start A New Thought Process
After many years of working and slaving away in our jobs, we begin to feel drained and sluggish, leading us to feel like inspiration has left us. By taking a different approach to your job and to stop thinking of it as an utterly boring and painful event, you can change the way your experience it.
Some people have really difficult hard labor jobs or high stress positions to uphold and they go into their job each day with a sense of purpose and accomplishment. By fulfilling your job duties everyday to the best you can, you will feel a great sense of accomplishment.
Stop looking for other people’s approval on what you do and realize what you are doing everyday is for your well-being and your security. The work you do every day will never be meaningless, as it always serves a purpose, whether it puts food on your table or pays your bills. When you live your day with a strong purpose, other people notice and want you on their team for the long run. Promotions may also occur at a surprisingly fast rate.
Communicate With Your Co-Workers On A Daily Basis
Many of us saunter into work, head to our desk and stay stuck to our computers all day long. We might not communicate with another individual throughout the entire day. Try to reach out to your co-workers and connect with them. Look into their eyes where you will connect with their soul. This doesn’t mean stare for minutes on end. Merely practice eye contact and get to know your peers. Ask them about their families, goals and actively listen to them as you converse. Connect to your colleagues by saying hello and goodbye at the beginning and end of each day. This shows that you respect them as a peer and acknowledge their existence.
Show Compassion Towards Others
Are you the boss of the company or do you hold a leading management position? If you ever have to do any layoffs or firing of staff members, be compassionate. Help them with resume updates and changes, connect them to other jobs that might be more suitable and show some heart and soul when talking with them. In this economy, it could just as easily be you someday and showing compassion is extremely important for a spiritual work environment.
Add Some Team Building Events Into The Mix
Team building activities can be a fabulous way to bring spirituality into the workplace and a great way to break the ice and lighten up the more stressful days. Get everyone working together as a team, whether it’s volunteering at a food bank together, or building a homeless shelter. Add some stress relief into your work days and it will definitely change the way your work environment is experienced by you and your colleagues.